Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Textile and Clothing Comfort and their Assessments

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Sanja Ercegović Ražić, Assist. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice, seminars
Subject content Definitions and different components of comfort: the physiological one, the physical-chemical one and the psychological aspect. The human/clothing system - physical processes in clothing and surrounding environment, physiological process in human body, neurophysiological processes by which sensory signals are formulated.Significance of the microclimate characteristics arised between skin and clothing. Important factors and elements: moisture and water sorption and transfer, water vapour and air permeability, thermal conductivity and dynamic heat, skin contact characteristics, static electricity, fibre and fabric handle. New comfortable fibres and textile structures, multifunctionale materials. Predictability of clothing comfort performance.Textile comfort test methods and assessing (Human Perception Analysis, HPA).
Aim of course Scientific knowledge of comfort phenomenon and comfort mechanism, theirs factors and elements. Knovledge of contemporary trends in developing test methods and evaluation possibility of complex and not easily measurable textile performances, as a clothing comfort.
Literature necessary for course Li,Y: The Science of Clothing Comfort, Textile Progress Vol. 31 Nos 1/2
B. Ying at al:Assessing the performance of textiles incorporating phase change materials, Polymer Testing, Vol 23, Is. August 2004.
Broega A.C. at al: Comfort evaluation: a fundamental parameter in textile quqlity control, 2th ITC&DC, Dubrovnik 2004.